Gillingham boss Peter Taylor looks set to hand an extended deal to forward Craig Fagan
Craig Fagan in action for the Gills against Wolves Picture: Barry Goodwin
Craig Fagan’s short-term contract comes to an end this weekend.
But Gills boss Peter Taylor looks set to offer the experienced front-man an extended stay at Priestfield.
Fagan has played six games for the Gills and hasn’t been on a losing side when he’s started a match.
Taylor said: “I have got to decide on Craig after Saturday’s game. He is playing slightly out of position and he is playing very unselfishly.
“I think he is deserving of a new deal. He has certainly done himself no harm.
“What I like about him is that he is using his experience and helping people around him.”
Fagan was without a club at the start of this season before Taylor offered him a route back into the professional game in November.
Craig Fagan busy in attack on his debut against Sheffield United
On his debut he helped the Gills to a 2-1 win over Sheffield United.
But the 31-year-old former Hull forward has been playing largely out of position during his stay with Gillingham.
Taylor said: “I hear different comments about Craig and I am not sure what people are expecting. Are they expecting what he was five or six years ago or when he was in the Premier League?
“He has done a fantastic job for us, he has done a team job for us and he has done himself no harm.”
Gillingham forward Craig Fagan made his debut against Sheffield United Picture: Barry Goodwin
Taylor feels that Fagan’s best position is playing just behind the striker or wide right of a three-man attack.
“He is helping us at the moment while there is no Myles Weston or Chris Whelpdale," said Taylor.
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